Blackpool Council Discretionary Support Scheme

The Blackpool discretionary support scheme can provide assistance to vulnerable people who need:

  • Short term emergency support
  • Help to become established or maintain independence in the community

Please click here for more information.


Food Bank Information

If anyone requires a food parcel, you can call Blackpool Food Bank on 07717 017 888. The food bank is located behind the B&Q on Whitehills Business Park (Unit 2 Holly Close FY4 5QP).

You can collect on the same day (usually within 20 mins) no paperwork required –  Just tell them how many in the household they will get the parcels ready for you. The last collection in 2:30pm daily.

If you are struggling at all, please know that School are here to help.

Let us know if you are experiencing difficulties. All information is treated with the strictest confidence.

Being a Parent Group run by Blackpool Council Courses for January 2023

These groups can benefit all parents with the daily challenges that being a parent brings.

They will be running three groups for 9 weeks starting 17th/18th January 2023

  • Tuesdays 10am-12pm            Kincraig School, FY2 0HN
  • Wednesdays 10am-12pm      The HealthWorks, FY1 1JD
  • Tuesdays 6-8pm                     Online using Google Meet

Please click here for the flyer with contact information.

The Local Authority and the local NHS Trust have jointly funded a ‘Health, Social Care, Childcare and Community Directory for the Fylde Coast’.

The link for this directory is:


Free* boiler service, replacements or repairs available for homeowners – please click here for more information.


Get help this winter – please click here for more information.

TRUST HOUSE LANCASHIRE – please click here for more information.

Blackpool Football Club Community Trust are running holiday camps – click here for more information!

Parenting with a mental health problem

The following link explains difficulties you may face as a parent with a mental health problem, support available and suggestions on how to help yourself and your children – please click here.

Togetherall is an award-winning digital mental health service available at

Here are some courses available with Togetherall

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Young Minds offer three different services to parents and carers who are concerned about their child’s mental health, up to the age of 25. Here, you can find out more information about things such as their Parents Helpline, Webchat and Email service.​

Call for free on 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am – 4pm, Monday – Friday.

1/ You’ll get through to a trained adviser who will listen and talk through your concerns in complete confidence

2/ Your adviser will help you to understand your child’s behaviour and give you practical advice on what to do next

3/ If you need further help, they’ll arrange for one of our independent, experienced professionals to call you for a 50-minute telephone consultation within seven days

We also have a webchat and email service if that is more convenient for you.

Parents’ Toolkit: SEND

BBC Bitesize have put together this guidance for parents/carers of children with SEND in understanding supporting their children at home.